YOU ARE ….. Yes YOU ARE…..

In this week’s podcast.  I share a little of my life story with you all.  I also give a lot of encouraging words.  At this time, I want to give you all some words of encouragement to stand on anytime you need it. I pray this blog helps you if you are feeling down or just need a little bit of positive words to get you through your day.

Pease enter your name everywhere you see the word YOU.

You are a Master Peace.

You are perfectly Made.

You are a child of the highest God.

You are a great Mother or Father.

You will get through it No matter what it is.

You are beautiful.

You are handsome.

You are funny even if no one laughs at your jokes.

You are the Head and not the tail.

You are blessed and highly favored.

You are a great daughter or son.

Your latter years are better than your earlier years.

You are a joy to be around.

You will pass that test.

You will finish that report.

You are a great friend.

You are a good mentor -leader.

You are healed.

You are a good spouse.

You will get that new job.

You are one in a million.

You are Rich in life.

You are important.

You are smart.

You are special to all.

You are correct.

You are loved.

You are going to do it whatever it is.

You are lovable.

You are strong.

You are sweet, kind, and friendly.

You are helpful.

You are looking good.

You are the life of the party.

You are never alone.

You are a prince or princess.

You are the best one for that job.

Your hair is looking good.

You are the sunshine everyone wants to be around.

You can sing and dance.

 You are a good grandmother or grandfather.

You will get out of debt.

You can do all things with Christ who strengthens you.

Well, I pray that this helps you through your day. Smile for you have a great one. If you were smiling at the beginning of this blog. I pray you are now full of even more joy. If you were a little sad. I pray that you are smiling now and full of joy. I love and care about you. I want you to know you are all of that and more.  You are that and a bag of chips. 😊 If you would like to hear more from me.

Please listen to my podcast. I know it will help you in your walk of life. For today I want to thank you all. For you all are helping me as well.  My life is fuller because of you checking in and up on what I have to share. May God always get the glory for it all.  I am nothing with out my Lord and savior.

Just know God really wants the best for you. No matter what this world tells you.

If you want to add to this post. More words of encouragement feel free to comment. We all need as much as we can get in today’s times.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you! For all that you do for us each day. I am so proud to honor you today and every day. Thank you for giving us your son on that cross for our sins. The gift of grace and mercy is the best gift I could ever get. Thank you, father.

In your son’s Name Jesus Christ Amen!

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Fun and New Podcast First One Is Up and Ready!

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Hello All,

I did it! Yes! It is real and raw nevertheless, the first Struggling Blessed But Not Alone podcast is up for your enjoyment.

It is called the gift of Gab -Pilot  

Here is the link if you did not subscribe to it yet.

May God be the Glory! Click on the link below to go to my First Podcast!

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Just an FYI! You may have to listen to it twice for it may cut off the first time. This may be because it needs to fully download to your device.

Yes, I also know the commercial did not go up in the correct place.  I am not sure why it jumped. there is a learning curve to everything. However, it may even be a blessing that it was not perfect out of the box for my message will help you to understand this learning curve more.  I do not want to give a way what my podcast is about! So please feel free to listen and enjoy!

Thank you! All from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my struggling blessed but not alone journey

My Next Steps In my struggles!

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Hello to All,

Hope you all are doing well; I have been struggling with my next blog post to you all. Nevertheless, as I have been in prayer to get my next one up. The one thing I have learned in my short time of blogging. Is that God has to lead me in every step of writing each week. I have been speaking with my Pastor friend Willie on my next topic. We hit on a subject that has been brewing in my heart and mind for a while. Which was doing a podcast-YouTube channel. I have asked you all at one point to pray for me in doing this next step. Thank you if you have added me to your prayers for this or anything. I am always grateful for the prayers. I can share with you all about a week or two ago. I got a text message from Willie’s wife Terri. About how to set up a podcast. She, Terri out of the blue heard a message and sent it my way. I listened to the podcast and then told her. That I did not think I was ready to do this next step. Of course, we text back and forth on my thoughts and hers for me. Terri shared with me that she has heard me speak and thought it would be a great next step. I told Terri that I did not feel ready to do a podcast. Hence, God is amazing. For as I have been struggling with my next blog post. It has given me time to play with the idea of setting one up. God always shows up for you when you say no not yet or never going to happen.

I do have another friend who has helped me work on my blog posts and my writing journey. She has encouraged me for a while to get one up and running., We always shared that I had to stay in prayer about it. Well, tonight I can share with you all. That I have set one up. Now there is not a podcast episode up yet. I have just launched it and put up a trailer that shares what the podcast will be about. Also, that it is coming soon. I am almost sure that I will have my first podcast episode up in the next week or earlier. So, I pray if you are a follower you check it out and maybe enjoy it just as much if not more. And want to subscribe to it. I pray that it shows people that God is not only my source, but he is my resource. That no matter your struggles God will get you through them all. As I know I have been on this journey to start writing my life story. I think that God wants me to get this next plat form going. To show his glory in my life no matter what is going on in my struggles. I know that I may not have shared with you all. that is, that I would love to be a motivational speaker. So maybe this is just Gods plan to get this going for his again glory.  It has been a very ruff few years for me. Even though, I may be sad at times. I always try to put on a smile and pull out a positive from my struggles of life. I do know there is a God who is doing a greater work in and through us all. No matter the struggles of our life.

We all will have hard times and bad days but, if you just keep moving forward God will bring you through it all. In his Glorious timing. He created us in his image and knows all the outcomes of life for us. SO, if I can share one thing and nothing else. Hang in there hang on for we are not promised tomorrow. Hence, anything can change in a blink of an eye and God has the last say. So, if I have learned anything is, he has got it he is in control.  I will let him take the wheel of life and trust in him for all.

Thank you again for reading and following my blog if you are a follower Thank you for that, I pray my words help you as much as they help me too.  That you do see God is my all no matter my struggles and that I am just a real person like you!

So, let me now share the link for you all to go and hear my trailer.  Oh, and now you will be able to put a voice to my words! I pray it is better than you imagined. 😊

Click on the link below to go to my new podcast page on Anchor.FM

Struggling blessed but not alone podcast!

just an FYI Anchor is still working on getting my podcast Distributed to ALL platforms. Since I just set it up this morning.   However, for this reason you may have to check back later this week to find your favorite podcast platform. I just wanted my WordPress family to get the News first!  You will be able to hear the trailer on there website. I will still keep on blogging for it is just another way to create the greatest buzz for My lord to shine showing people he is real and true. That no matter your struggle he is there! Walking along side you each and every way and day

The Bible is So Personal and Alive! (A teaching-Study)

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Hello to all of my Readers!

Today I want to share a Blog from another WordPress blogger. I can say I am thankful To God for my WordPress friend GW the Author of His eye is on the sparrow. As I have been blogging for over one and a half years. I have been blessed to get to follow other bloggers that share the love of the Lord and teach me about God by their writings. I try to write to share what God brings to my heart each week. I also pray that as I grow with in my learning. I can teach and share what I have learned with my study of Gods word to all that read my blog. I pray as I also tell my life story you the reader see How God is working in my life. To either bring you to the lord or to help you grow as I am. To let you know if you do not know the Lord. No matter what you are going through God will help you through all that you are going through. That he is your source and Resource. So today as I share GW’s blog. I pray you really do get that the Bible Gods word is very personal to YOU! Please, click below to read his teaching on a personal study. I promise you will be blessed by it for sure. It is personalized for You and You Alone!

Now, as I have brought GWs blog to you all. Please read a prayer that I have personalized and asked God to bring it alive for you.

Dear Heavenly father,

As I know this prayer was brought to Moses from you to Give to Aaron to pray over the people of Israel. I pray it comes alive for any one of my readers that read it. I pray that it is personal to all that read it That it blesses them as You wanted it to bless the people of Israel. Today and whenever they pray it back to you my lord.

May the Lord bless you (insert your Name), and keep you (insert your Name); Let the Lord cause His face to shine on you (insert your Name), And be gracious to you (insert your Name);  let the Lord lift up his face to you (insert your Name) And give you (insert your Name ) peace.

Father thank you for this in your word (the Bible) Numbers (6:24-26). That you have prayers and words that we can make personal and alive to us and for us. I also want to thank you today for my WordPress friend GW’s teaching and his faithful love to you by showing others your word. His blog has surely blessed me, and I pray it keeps on blessing others.  May my readers see the love we have for you Lord. I pray they have the love, trust, belief, and faith for you as we do! Or More!

In Jesus name Amen!

Click here to read Numbers chapter  6

Please click on the image below to read  SO PERSONAL! By His EYE IS ON THE SPARROW BY GW

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Seek and Wait Faithfully! Do Not Have Him Wait On YOU! For You May Miss Out On His Glory!

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Girl waiting on a boat

Do you often question, why is this happening to me? Do you often wonder when is this going to change? Whatever, this is… The Hardship, The Trial, The Tears of Sadness, The Darkness of Life, The Bad Reports, The Money Issues, The Children, Spouse, or family member not listening, or just everything going wrong. Do you even say how long do I need to wait, God?

I bet you hate to wait. I am sure you even have your favorite issue that you really hate waiting on. (insert it here)

Well, what if I told you., You are waiting for nothing. Yes, you may have your waiting time be longer than it needs to be. There is someone who has all the answers waiting on you. The only difference with this person is. They will wait patiently for you. This person has all that you need waiting on you. Yes, there is someone WAITING FOR YOU!  Your life issues may not change overnight. Your storms of life will still be hard nevertheless, this person will give you all that you need to deal with it. He will walk along side of you. Giving you the peace, and joy to get through it all.  I know he has all the promises you will ever need. He will never leave you or forsake you.

You just need to give him some time. Yes, I am even thinking you may say but, there is no more time in my day. If you only knew what I have to do. I can tell you he will even give you back the time you spent with him.  There is no one else in this whole world that can do all this for you. Why do we not find time for him? I can even say some of us even talk a good game about him and what he can do for someone hence, we do not find the time for him.

We let him wait and wait and wait and wait and say it again let him wait for us. We search the world for all the answers and wait for others to give us what we think we need.

Therefore, are waiting time is going to be longer than it has to be. We even have issues at times where we give him our list of troubles and issues at the end of a day.  I honestly believe we make ourselves wait longer because we did not start with him.

So, today as I have to do the same as I am sharing with you. GO Sit IN THE BOAT WITH JESUS!

Once you firmly plant your butt in the boat with Jesus by praying, reading, listening, and worshiping him all day long. Truly seeking him out within your 24hour day. God will be the ROCK you need during your waiting time. Stop waiting on him to do or get you out of whatever you are going through. Overall, you have to stop thinking you are WAITING on GOD. GOD is WAITING ON YU

God will ultimately, reveal all that you need to help you during your waiting time.

 he does already ultimately have greater plans for you. God is waiting on you. Yes, God is waiting on you

He knows all. So, from this point on. From the start of you day. Even before you plant your feet on the floor after you stop that morning alarm to wake up out of bed to the time you put your head back on that pillow. Truly seek him out. Use all of the free minutes of your day to turn to him. I can tell you he promises to be there for you. Like no one else can be. During this time, I need you to know start as you get closer to God. Also, learn to be more like his son Jesus. Even ask throughout your day as it is going What would Jesus do during this time. God promises his children if we Ask. KNOCK and SEEK. His will for your life will be done for his Glory and name sake.  GOD loves you more then anyone in this world could ever. God created you in his image.

As you read the Lords word (The Bible). You will see all of the people that went before you. Life was not easy for them nevertheless; God made a way for them. Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Noah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Jeremiah, Daniel, Samuel Ruth, Esther, Peter, Paul, The Blind Man, Rahab, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, The Lady at the Well, Tabitha, The Man at the Pool of Bethesda ,John, and so many more. You will even read about the FAITH that each one had for his (God’s) name. The book of Hebrews has a Whole chapter filled with the faith driven people of God. (Hebrews 11). The book of James even tells us to count it all a joy our trials. The 5 chapters gives us knowledge to know a trial is really worth the wait for Jesus. Moses shows us that any area of our life can be parted to change the outcome. Ruth shows us that a mate can be in our site as long as we serve him. Job shares with us no matter the loss of everything. Be faithful to God and him (GOD) will give you back your life even better through the loss and sickness. God teaches us even when our family does not want us. Like in Josephs life if you just stay faithful, he will make you a king. For Ester God shows us that There is a time for everything, and a Queen was made. In Cain and Able he showed that let him have venges for all wrongs. In Mathew God shows us His son who came to take our sins away and give us everlasting life. In Mark God shows us who we need to follow. In Jeremiah God shows us that he has plans for our life. In Abram he shows us how there is always a ram in the bush.  With Mary and Martha Jesus shows us to not just be busy working. This story brings it all home for me today with what I am sharing Go sit with him at his feet like Mary did. He taught them it is more important to be with him. Then work and wait for him. That our work is for us not to let him wait on us.

I feel even more today than before as I write this blog. I will not have him wait on me however, I will wait on him. For even ALL the people in the Bible had to wait on him just because God needed to see their faithful ness. TO HIM! 

MAY GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THIS BLOG AND ALL OF MY LIFE! 

I pray that you DO not have God wait on you. BUT BE FAITHFUL IN WAITING ON HIM! Romans (8:28).

COVID 19 Miracles and Signs! Are We Following The Correct Teaching!

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This morning I am not sure how to put my words on this virtual page. God has had a message in my heart for days but, I have not been able to figure out how to say what he has on my heart. To you all. I feel like this message maybe hard for most of you to understand. Yes, I believe this because everyone wants to believe that they are doing what God wants them to do. As we look for answers from God. I even need to search my heart and soul to make sure it aligns up with what God wants me to do in my life.  So, if todays message hits home hard. Please, forgive me in advance However, you know what they say the truth hurts sometimes. I say what I say in love. Now, let me start with what I have been learning in the Book of Mark. What Mark is writing comes from Peters life. Meaning that Peter told Mark his story and Mark wrote it for the Bible. What I see that Mark wants us to learn from his writing is that. It is more important to Follow Jesus and learn from Jesus teaching. The miracles and signs are not the big picture here in this book. Yes, Jesus did do a lot of miracles and signs however, if you really read there are two things Jesus did after each miracle or sign. The first thing after doing a miracle or sign is, he told that person not to share where or how that miracle or sign happen or who did it. The next thing he would do is leave the place where he did the miracle or sign. It was like he knew that the people would not keep quiet about the miracle or sign he had done. Jesus knew that miracles and signs were important. He knew he needed to do them too.  However, what the Father sent him to do was more important then that. Yes, so as you are looking for a miracle today and God wants to give you that miracle or sign. Please, dig in his word (Gods word the bible). Follow Jesus teachings. There is a much greater picture in the Bible then just what signs and miracles you read about. I have to share even today as God wants us to follow his son and be more like him (Jesus). I do believe we are getting the miracle and signs we need. We are just not doing what we. YES! WHAT WE NEED TO DO! Please, stop all that you are asking for with in your prayers. Just come to the Father asking him to help you follow Jesus better. Believe me I am no better than you Nevertheless, I really feel today more than ever God is telling, ALL of US! Learn from my son. I (GOD) have given you all you need to live forever. Just stop and seek me out. I do believe COVID-19 is getting the best of us because, we are still not listening to God. Now, a lot of us are just busying doing nothing being busy not even really meting our brothers and sisters needs. Now we are just being busy working not hearing from God at all.  So, I ask you to take my small word and Go sit with your bible read it. Please. Join a bible study but look for one that teaches Gods word. One that wants to seek out Gods word. Do not get in another Bible study where you are reading someone else’s book to learn what God is saying to you. and Gods word. Find one that teaches chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Do not be scared to seek God out with just his word. God will show up for you and let you know what he has for your life and heart. I am trying to start one today. However, God has brought me to a great bible app that is letting me just sit with him. It is the word chapter by chapter and verse by verse.

You may want to download this app for yourself. In the last few weeks, it has opened my eyes to so much. It is called “THROUGH THE WORD” (TTW). This app is totally  free. The Pastor is from California.  His name is Pastor Chris, I find that he is just doing that being a teacher of the word. HE lets you know up front He is not God and that you need to read the word for yourself.  I find that I love reading the word with Pastor Chris because as he teaches what he sees he leaves a lot out for you to see what God is sharing with you.  Now. As I say he leaves a lot out I do not mean he is not reading all of the word. He gives you a path and lets you seek out the Lords word to you. For what God wants to show you in your life. I do want to share as well as my journey has gotten harder, I have sought out some Pastors to help me on my journey of reading the word. I do have a great pastor in my state at my church. nevertheless, he is too busy at times to hear from me.  Therefore, as I do want to share God will bring you who you need. Never worship man even a man of God. No, that God really brings the people you need when he (God) is ready too. God has brought me another Pastor who has stepped up to the plate to help me dig in Gods word. I feel you should check him out as well. His name is Willie Mays. He is the pastor at a great church in California.  Pastor Willie Mays at Corona Church of Christ. You can find him online. He has been a Pastor since 1993. Him and his wife absolutely love the Lord. Pastor Willie’s Wife, Terry Mays is blessed to have a beautiful voice for the Lord. Terry needs no musical instrument to help her bring the Lords song to life.  She has learned that God has blessed her with just the voice to sing his words of worship. I promise you if you check them out you will be totally blessed as God has blessed me.  Pastor Willie is a blessing for as I have so many unanswered Bible questions He is just like pastor Chris a teacher never telling you his thoughts but, asking you what do you see the Lord is telling you in this passage. I am so blessed to know as I am seeking more from God and my journey is hard God is sharing good teachers of the word to me. I pray you check all of the resources I have shared with you to really help you hear from God. Jesus was brought into this world to teach us what God has for us. Not just the signs and Miracles we think we need. I maybe blind; however, I think we all are for we are just not seeing the miracles and signs. That God is showing us. That may just be because we are not seeking him out by his word.  So, Please Go sit in the Boat with Jesus and follow him, learn from him before it is too late, I pray that you truly seek him out. Next blog I pray can be about The Rich Man and Lazarus. This story is in Luke. Please, come along side of me for that next blog it has been on my heart to share but, I am not totally sure what or how God wants me to bring it too you all.  So again, keep me in your prayer for that story. 😊

Broken Crayons Still Work and Shine Beautifully!

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Do you feel broken Today? Well, if you are feeling like nothing is going right today. You are not alone as this year comes to the last few months. There are a lot of people feeling just like you. I know at times no one wants to hear your said stories. Your broken spirit is feeling like where can I go to get this worked out. First even if you are feeling like in this broken status you are thinking that life is not working out. Let me share with you I heard this quote in the last few weeks and I love it. “Crayons break but even a broken crayon still works.” I will add to this quote the yellow, orange, pink and red still shine as pretty and just as bright when you use them. The color is not broken. They just have been used and their structure is different. That as I think about broken crayons, you still can use them They will create a beautiful masterpiece. The creator of this beautiful masterpiece is working This picture out for. His glory.  The creator of this design did not give up on the broken crayon, the creator just knows that he or she needs to work with in the broken pieces. So, as yes, we are talking about broken crayons. I want you to think about your broken spirit today. It is not really broken the structure is simply different. Your creator knows he created you as a beautiful masterpiece. He is working all of your broken ends out for his Glory to show in your life. Just keep on believing, having faith, trust, and know. He created you for more then you could ever imagine. Take out your crayons today and if you have any that are broken. Create a bright, beautiful, masterpiece. Stick it on your refrigerator. Yes, as you do this. Every time you open that refrigerator door. Smile brightly for as your picture has made a beautiful masterpiece. You need to know God is orchestrating. Your broken spirit to shine bright. You need to remember he created a beautiful masterpiece when you were in your mother’s womb. You do not know the end of your story, but he does so even the broken parts in your life are being worked out for his Glory and even through him getting the Glory for it. Your broken spirit will be better for it. Just hold on for This broken spirit will come out better off in the end. Nothing that God has ever created is lost and void. If you honestly believe in him and lean on him for all. Let him be everything for you. I know he will take your broken spirit and tears and shine bright over you. For you will win at the end of your life for he is giving you everlasting life. With him were there is not one hurting in his home.

Dear heavenly Father,

Today I come boldly to your throne. I know we may feel so broken at times. For we do not know how things are going to unfold in our life. there are days especially when we just do not see the beautiful masterpiece you made in us. As we go through 2020 being shaken up by you. Your children know that nothing you do will go void. That you’re the creator of it all. so, while we may have broken spirits at times. We know you will work it out for us and for your glory. I just ask at this time as we are feeling so broken place a hedge of protection over us. Please do not let anyone steal our joy. I also pray that this world crisis ends soon, That the non-believer learns about you before it is too late. I do think you are giving us a big warning to seek you out. So, I pray whoever is on the edge of not believing that they see YOU ARE REAL AND TRUE to your word.

I love you and Thank You! For all of the broken crayons in my life. even more so because I know you created the beautiful Masterpiece in us for your glory.

In Jesus name Amen!

Bible verses for your broken crayons in your life 😊

Ephesians 2:10, John 16:16-24, Jeremiah 1:5

In Jesus name Amen!

A Hedge Of Protection!

Today I just want to pray for you if you are hurting in life. Even if you are not. I pray that you just received this prayer to help you through whatever you are going through.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am coming to you to ask for a hedge of protection over my readers. I know as we are your children there are times that we are so much needing to hear from you. In this world there are times where we feel like you are so far from us. However, I have always heard that is when you are working on our behalf more. Therefore, as I bring all my readers to your feet. I ask you to show

up for them the way they need to hear from you. That you do nolet the devil get in their head for anything. That they know you are working all their lives to glorify you. That they will see the victory you have for them when they know to just lean on you and not the world. That they know you are there source and resource for all. That even when they feel so alone. That they know you are always right there with them. That you will never leave them or for sake them. That you have them in the palm of your hand. There is no one that can come and take them out of your hand. No matter what may come into their thought’s. You have the best for them no matter what the world is saying. They need to know you are truly in there corner. I thank you for all that you are doing even when we cannot see it. I know you know just when to show up for us. I pray that this covid ends soon for the world needs to be shaken but, the true believer knows you are in control of this world. That you have the best for your children. That your protection is on us no matter what the world is facing. That we keep on giving you the glory no matter how hard it is during this time. I Know that we think we know all the answers to our life issues. However, you again are working a better plan out for us.  Then we could ever think. I ask you to put a hand over anyone that is struggling today. For I know I am. Therefore, I figured I would lift them up to you today too. Please, be our comforter during these times. Thank you! lord, for always hearing our prayers. Also, thank you! For always doing a greater work in us, and through us. I know all our struggles may not be the same. Still, that you are working them out for us and for our glory to you. I would not have it any other way. Please, just comfort us when we just feel like no one is caring about us. That we see you working in every way.

I pray this in Jesus name AMEN!